Kwara Speaker rallies support of traditional and
religious institutions on active participation in governance
September 7th, 2020
Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Engr. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu has said Citizen engagement in the 2021 Kwara state budget
process will greatly enhance improved fiscal planning by the government.
Danladi-Salihu while speaking at the Kwara South
Senatorial District town hall meeting at Ajase Ipo, which marks the end of the
Citizens engagement in 2021 budget process, said the engagement is a product of
synergy between the Executive and Legislature in the greater interest of Kwara
state, which has exposed all stakeholders to first hand information about
developmental challenges and possible way forward, according to a statement by
Special Assistant, Media to the Speaker, Ibrahim Sheriff.
The Speaker who urged traditional rulers and
religious leaders in the State to always not hesitate to advise and guide
public officials whenever and wherever they deem fit, noted the current
administration revere traditional and religious institutions, assuring them
respective arms of the government will always consult and partner with them on
He said "Despite the economic setback
occasioned by the COVID-19 outbreak, Kwara state is one of the few that has
achieved tremendously on infrastructural development across sectors of the
"We will achieve much more with your support,
suggestions and advise. I urge you all to feel free to share your challenges in
order of preference and give ideas that will help the government achieve
socioeconomic turnaround as Kwara South hosts major agricultural and commercial
nerves of the State", he added.
He assured the AbdulRazaq-led Kwara State government
will not disappoint the good people of Kwara state, as it would continue to do
its best to deliver good governance to Kwarans.
The Deputy Speaker - Adetiba Raphael Olarewaju in
his remarks said all challenges mentioned are noted and would be considered in
order of priority, adding that the limited resources at government's disposal
would be efficiently appropriated to meet the people's need. Present
at the town hall meeting is the Deputy Governor of Kwara state - Mr. Kayode
Alabi, Majority leader and Members of the Kwara state House of Assembly,
Honorable commissioners, traditional rulers and religious leaders. Artisans,
women, youth, physically challenged and community leaders were also represented
at the event.